"Thank God for the things I do not own..."
-Teresa of Avila
It can be tempting to accumulate things to make us feel secure. "Another dress will make me feel better!" or "I wish I had the money for (fill in the blank)."
It is important to have our basic needs met. Beyond that, most of what we own, or desire to own, simply clutters our lives. The process of "getting more" may keep us from actually getting what we really need: healing and God's love.
All the little things we acquire don't lead toward healing. All the clutter we have doesn't lead to peace. This week, as you reach to purchase something beyond your basic needs, ask yourself if it will bring you healing or closer to God. If not, you can let it go...and let God in.